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Handmade DIY Christmas Craft and Decor Ideas

The holiday season is the best time to be able to sit down and really enjoy some holiday hands on crafting and creating hands on decor and gifts. From creating a handmade rosette wreath to hang on your door, to mulling spices, grab your hot glue gun because these Handmade DIY Christmas Craft and Decor ideas you can make are here to help get you in the holiday mood!
Baking soda painted trees

These baking soda painted trees are easy to make and can be used to update old thrift store ceramic trees. They make fun centerpieces or mantel decor, and the step by step tutorial is easy to follow.
Handmde clay mushrooms for Christmas ornaments
Mushrooms are a hot and trendy item for decor and can also be made as painted salt dough ornaments as well if you don’t have air dry clay. Cute handmade clay mushrooms make cute ornaments and touches of Christmas decor and area easy to make.
DIY paperbag snowflakes from lunch bags on a wood slat wall next to a Christmas tree under a vintage sign
Paper bag snowflakes are an old craft decor idea that is back in style. Make your own to create beautiful and inexpeanive holiday decorations!
DIY Christmas Stocking Pillow
This easy DIY Christmas stocking makes for really cute holiday decor and can use a new or vintage stocking with the step by step instructions.
Recycled paper fringe trees as Handmade DIY Christmas Craft and Decor Ideas
Paper fringe trees use paper or recycled Christmas cards to make a cute Christmas trees  you can leave up through the new year!
Printable label for mulling spices
Mulled spices make a great Christmas gift and smell amazing! This post even has the labels you can print to make it even easier more gifting! Covering the jar lids with butcher paper and twine gives the gifting portion a special touch.
Hand made felt rosette

Most handmade holiday decor and easy Christmas crafts don’t have to cost a lot of money can can be made with inexpensive supplies and a little time, and people  love a handmade gifts.

A Rosette Wreath  is a super cute way to create a wreath that can be left up from the beginning of the holiday season into winter. It uses felt as a fabric so it has a nice, organic feel. It’s a cute Christmas wreath for your front door, or smaller versions tied on the back of chairs. This one added a red ribbon for the bow, but any color can be used to change out the season.
Faux Pressed Brass Botanical Ornaments
These DIY botanical stamped ornaments look like metal and are pretty to hang on a tree to use it as Christmas ornaments or use as a gift tag.
DIY pom pom wreath
Pom poms always make a cute DIY. It’s easy to out together a sweet wreath to decorate with. With an embroidery hoop as the backing, it’s easy to put together.
DIY cardboard houses
These DIY Christmas Village houses are so fun to put together! Reminiscent of a gingerbread house and make cute decor for under the tree or along a table top for nostalgic DIY Christmas decorations. With a little boxwood greenery around the base they feel festive and cute!
Green and white yarn wrapped Christmas trees with a little sparkle


Yarn trees  are easy to make and can be made from recycled boxes and yarn scraps. The added bit of sparkly glitter makes them even more festive! They can be made with a cone-shaped foam wreath form or a cardboard cone underneath.
Oven baked orange slices made into a DIY garland
Oven baked orange slices create a fragrant and pretty garland. They smell amazing inside the home, and bring in a more natural feel, and can be used for other Christmas craft ideas. See the step-by-step instructions here.
DIY-Hanging-Snow-Globe ornament resting in a bowl
A hanging snow globe glass ornament is a fun way to create mini-vignettes on your tree. With faux snow, a small santa ornament (or snowman) and a tiny bottle brush tree, the snow globes can all be different and fun to look at! For a table top version, substitute mason jars!
Using decoupage medium for Gold leafing
Decoupage gold leaf ornaments using mod podge are a way to bring a little glitz to plain globes. Add a ribbon for a hanger and they become special!
How to paint a DIY snow flake
Get the kids busy and teach them how to paint a snow flake! They can make DIY Christmas cards or paint their own wrapping paper!
Jingle Bell tree DIY craft
These jingle bell trees are fun to make, and use mismatched jingle bells for a quirky look. Spray paint gives them a uniform look, with added holiday embellishments like painted wood snowflakes or pine cones.
Stamped and decorated mini vintage santa mug mixed media canvases
Use stamps to make fun Santa canvases and mixed media art. This is fun for all ages and very kid and adult friendly!
Stenciled reindeer pillow
A stenciled Reindeer pillow is a cute touch to upcycle a pre-made pillow or other decor like table runners.
I hope you enjoyed these Handmade DIY Christmas Craft and Decor Ideas and make some of them yourself!

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  1. Always love your project, Jen. That wreath is awesome!

    Come take a look at my post today, I go to a place a few times a year I think you girls would like to visit next year. Its only an hour drive and a photographers DREAM!!! I know you love your garden, so thought you would especially like it. There are 2 posts, the one from yesterday shows the outside, today its the inside.


  2. Jen!! That white wreath is so FABULOUS in my home! I love love love LOVE it – It hung over my mantle all year. I freshened things up a bit and moved it to hang on a door…I’ll take a picture of it and post it soon. 😀

    LOVE it!! Makes me think of you everytime!


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